LLANDUDNO. jLHE CONGHEGATIONALISlS. 0 n Wednesday afternoon the younger members of the English Congregational Sunday school were treated gratis to tea and bun-loaf at the expense of the above denomination, and in the evening were entertained by a Pantecknicon lantern exhibition of dissolving views, which Mr. Elias Jones had volunteered to give; and also by singing and recitation. THE WELSH VVESLEVANS. — ON Thursday (yesterday afternoon) a public tea party was held by the above denomination at their chapel in Lloyd-street, which was tastily decorated for the occasion by the ladies' committee. In the evening at the Welsh Baptist chapel (lent for the occasion) a lecture was delivered by Rev. Hugh Hughes. Birkenhead, on Ar i fyiiy," the chair being fiilled by Mr. Thomas Williams, chemist. A NEW FIRE ESCAPE has just been presented to this town by the Royal Society for Protection of Life from Fire. The machine arrived on Wednes- day week, when the members of the Llandudno Volunteer Fire Brigade met it at the railway station, and drew it through the town, causing quite a commotion amongst the inhabitants. The fire brigade have been put through a series of escape drills by Mr. Chapman, the agent of the Royal Society, who came from London for the purpose of formally handing over the escape to the town authorities. This being done, a vote of thanks was passed to the Royal Society for their very handsome present, and to Mr. Chapman for the very kind manner in which he had instructed the men in the use thereof. The escape is built upon the principle of that adopted by the society previous to its organization in 1841, but greatly improved upon from time to time, under the personal superintendence of members of the com- mittee, by trying the various suggestions offered by scientific persons, and patiently testing every alteration of its original inventor, the late Mr. Wevell, whose persevering and painstaking efforts to obtain a fire escape adapted for all emergencies cannot be forgotten. The main ladder reaches 28 to 35 feet, and can instantly be applied to most second-floor windows by means of the carriage lever. The upper ladder folds over the main, and is raised easily into position by a rope attached to its lever irons on either side of the main ladder. This ladder also unships from the main, and with the additional length, forms a ladder of nearly 30 feet, which is carried with a rope and bell attached, and applied at houses, where the large escape cannot be brought into operation. It would be of great use in narrow courts and other cases of difficulty. The short ladder for first floors fits in under the carriage, and is often of the greatest service. Under the whole length of the main ladder is a canvas trough or bagging, made of stout sail-cloth, pro- tected by an outer trough of copper gauze, which is fixed at a space of two inches from the trough, leaving sufficient room between for the yielding of the canvas in a person's descent. Recent experiments which have been made have proved the copper gauze to be most invaluable as affording almost an entire protection against the canvas burning. The canvas also is saturated with silicates as a precaution against the flame lopping round the shoot, and igniting it from the front. Mr. Chapman reports very favourably on the expertness shown by the members of the fire brigade, as the doors of the escape-house were unlocked and unbolted, the escape drawn out, raised, fixed, and made ready to be run to any fire in the space of fifty-five seconds. AFFRAY WITH POACHERS AT GLODDAETH.—Owing to the election and the reticence of the police, a serious affray that recently occurred at Gloddaeth has passed unnoticed, except by this paper; and, 38 the same thing is likely to occur again at next 11 full moon, it is best that what has passed should be more widely and minutely known. About two years ago a gang of poachers kept the watchers and a number of police in siege by firing at the gloddaeth gun-room while others were depreda- ting the game, and that then the poachers sent wtnely notice to the keepers of the night they Were coming. It is stated that they did the same on the present occasion, a letter, it is reported, being posted at Liverpool warning the keepers that the poachers would be on the land on a certain night. Whatever were the reasons, the keepers, with a number of the district police, were On the alert a few nights ago, when a gang of about thirty men, fully armed, marched in a well- ordered manner up close to Gloddaeth Hall. Fire Was at once opened by both the poachers and the keepers, and this was kept up for a considerable tune. The poachers warned every one coming near that he would be shot if he turned his head, and an officer stationed at Llandudno was shot in the legs, several of the shots still remaining there, sergeant Morris was also repeatedly Sred at, but escaped unhurt. Out of a round of 21 shots, be butler of Gloddaeth spent 19. The Gloddaeth woods were for some hours kept as if in a state of Dattle. Charges of cowardice are reported against some of the police and a keeper in a responsible Position. It is not supposed that the poachers were able to bag a large amount of game, but they evidently acted in a preconcerted manner, as a fusillade was kept up for some time in the trees, evidently with the view of covering the retreat of those carrying away the game. A watch, by an augmented force, was kept the following night, but no disturber made his appearance. It is certain that the poachers are persons residing in he neighbourhood, and it is believed that some Of them on the second night offered their services as watchers, but the authorities cannot swear to their identity. The present raid was made, it is thought, in resentment at the present keepership, all the distribution of rabbits having ceased since the recent change, and a tendency is shown to discharge the Welsh keepers on the estate.
LLANTYSILIO. SCHOOL REPORT.—On Tuesday, Nov. 16th, this school was examined and inspected by T. Morgan Owen, Esq., M.A., Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, and Mr. Morris, his assistant. At the conclusion of the inspection Mr. Owen said that the examination of that day was the most success- ful this school ever passed. The percentage of passes in the elementary subjects are :—Reading, 100. Writing, which includes dictation and composition, 99. Arithmetic, 97 per cent., which makes a percentage of 96 for all the standards. It should be added that the full grant was obtained for grammar and geography. The general report, which has just been received from the Education Department, is as follows:—"The geography of the second standard was very good, of the third standard good, the map knowledge was very good; of the fourth, fifth and sixth standards decidedly good, in some respects it was very good. The grammar of the second, third, fourth, and fifth standards was good, in the sixth standard the parsing was good, and analysis fair. The standard work was good. The tone and order were very good on the whole. ■The songs sung were in too high a key 1 should advise the master to transpose them into a lower key. The infants of the first class were very good in form and colour, pretty good in reading and spelling, very fair in intelligence; fair in Writing, and pretty fair in other respects. The Second class of infants were very good in form and colour, pretty good in alphabet and spelling, and fair in intelligence. I am very glad that my expectations concerning this school have been Realised by its master. I believe I am justified m looking upon him as a most promising teacher. The school accounts are well kept."
LLANARMON D.C. CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening, the 1st Inst., a concert was given by the children attending the day school at this place, and who did their part in a praise-worthy manner. Also addresses Were bad from several friends. Mr. Jeffreys and party, of Birmingham, were present, and the former distributed several books to each scholar in the higher standards of the school. This is Hot the first time that this gentleman presentsd this school with books,
OSWESTRY. SERIOUS FIRE.—A. fire, which might have turned out most disastrous to the town, occurred at the "Liver" provision shop, Bailey-street, about 11 o'clock on Thursday night week. The shops on each side of the Liver are occupied by Mr. Higham, gunsmith, and Messrs. Stead, Simpson, and Nephews, boot manufacturers. At about the time mentioned smoke was discovered issuing through the shutters, which were almost im- mediately pulled down, and it then appeared that the fire had got very serious hold. The fire brigade were quickly on the spot, and, by dint of very clever deploying, succeeded eventually in quenching the flames in the shop, but shortly after the upstairs rooms were discovered to be on fire, and two of the firemen, Samuel Aldridge and W. Roscoe, showed great courage in entering the rooms, which were dense with smoke. In about half an hour, however, they succeeded in putting out, or at any rate getting the fire under, to the great relief of the neighbours, whose premises undoubtedly would have all gone if once the fire had got under weigh.
GARTH. RESIGNATION OF THE BOARD SCHOOLMASTER.— We are sorry to have to publish this week the resignation of Mr. Thomas, the master of the Board School. The feeling of the district upon his removal may be gathered from a testimonial presented him, a copy of which we append :— Testimonial to Mi-. Richard Thomas, Master of the Board School at Garth Trevor, Llangollen. We, the undersigned, bog to certify that Mr. Thomas is a very able and excellent schoolmaster, and our testimony is corroborated by the progress of the school the last five years during which it has been under his mastership, which is shown by the increase in the number of scholars, the favourable testimonies of the visitors, the increase in the Government grant from =652 to £80, and the report of the examiners exhibiting improvement every examination. At the last exami- nation 96 per cent. passed, the tone was good, and order was improved. All the children passed a credit- able examination in geography and grammar. The pupil teachers always passed very successfully, and we regret very much to part with such an ellic ent teacher, he having raised the school to such a prosperous state. (Signed) Wm. Williams, Baptist minister, Gartli; Chas. Mason Garth Brick and Tile Works; Wm Ellis, Bertli-yr-aur, Garth; Robert Owens, Gronwen Farm, Garth Thos. Jones, Groesiolyn Farm; John Evans Sugyn-y-pwll Farm; M. A.Jones, Post Office, Garth; L. Jones, Post Office. Garth; D. Penlington, Gron- wen Farm; Edward O. Roberts, Gwernydd Farm William Hughes iron founder, Orrog House; Mrs. Edwards, Trevor Villa, Garth; Wm Jones, Pen-y- bryn Farm; Robert Cooper, Garth Mrs. Davies Bryn-y-Ffynnon; Miss Roberts, Bryn-y-Ffynnon; Ed. Edwards Liyn, Trevor Samuel Morton, Bryn Howell; Enoch Morris, Trefynant,
VRONCYSSYLLTAU. LECTURE.—On Monday evening, Dec. 6th, an instructive lecture was a.gain given by request by the Rev. William Williams, Garth, at Carmel Baptist Chapel, Vrollcyssylltau, the snbject being "Elfenau Dedwyddwchy Gweithiwr," and the discourse gave general satisfaction.
FOOTBALL. A friendly match between the National School and the Tower School, Llangollen, on Wednesday, Dec. 8th, on the ground of the latter, resulted, after a well-contested game, in a draw, both sides gaining one goal. At the match at Llangollen Fechan, on Saturday, the Librarians obtained an easy victory over the Scarlet Runners, scoring eight goals to none. In the contest between the Wrexham Civil Service Club and the Manchester Wanderers, on Saturday, at the Recreation Ground, Rhosddu, the former were victorious by six goals to two. The Druids made one goal to none for Wednesbury Old Athletic, on Saturday. In the second meeting of the St. Oswald's (Oswestry) with Wellington, in the Shropshire cup tie, the game again resulted in a draw. Oswestry beat Chirk at Oswestry by three goals to two, on Saturday. In the match North Wales v. Cheshire, the former were victorious by three goals to none. The Newtown White Stars met the Shrewsbury Engineers, at Wrexham, on Saturday, according to the decision of the Welsh Association, to play the cup tie over again, when a most exciting match was witnessed with intense interest by several hundreds of spectators. The game was a hard-contested one throughout, for when time was called neither side had obtained a goal. Although the Stars pressed hard to score, their opponents' goalkeeper proved equal to the occasion. It is expected that the third match will be played off at Newtown next Saturday. NEXT SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Berwyn Rangers v. Wrexham, at the Cricket Field, Llangollen. Kick-off at 3 p.m. Civil Service v. Chester Wanderers, at Wrexham. Wrexham Grosvenor v. Oswestry White Stars, at Wrexham. Druids v. Stafford Road, at Ruabon. Foresters v. Chirk, at Gwersyllt. Corwen v. Dolgelley, at Cor wen.
CORRESPONDENCE. (We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.—ED.) ¡ At Olygydd y Llangollen Advertiser." Syr,—Caniatewch i mi, drwy gyfrwng eioh papyr gwerthfawr, i ddiolch i A Workman," ac hefyd i A Lover of Freedom am ei ddilyn mor synhwyrol. Gobeithiaf y bydd iddynt wyntyllio y mater yn drwyadl, gan ddwyn barn i fuddugoliaeth, cyn y rhoddant eu hysgrif-binau or neilldu. Gallwn feddwl oddiwrth benawd llythyr A Workman" fod ganddo fwy nag un llwybr mewn golwg, ac nid oes ddadl fod eisieu galw sylw at amry w ac fe ddylai y cyhoedd, yn enwedig y dosbarth gweithiol, fod yn effro. Nid anmhriodol i ni oil yn Llangollen yn yr achos presennol ydyw cynghor yr Ysgrythyr. Chwiliwch am yr hen lwybrau, a rhodiweh ynddynt." Buaswn yn ysgrifenu yn Saesneg pe. buaswn yn medru, ond fe allai y byddaf yn foddion trwy hyn i alw sylw rhai at y mater nad ydynt yn gyfarwydd yn yr iaith hono. Yr eiddoch, CYFIAWNDER.
Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well- selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately-flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may by gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." C' vit, Service Gazette.—Sold only in Packets labollod. "JAMES Epps & Co., Homceopathic Chemists, London." (521b) THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf. faring from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous lozenges" are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is. ltd. per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box.- Prepared by JOHN I. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.S. European depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road, London. (440a) LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL HAIR.—DR. S. A ALLEN'S WORLD'S HAIR RESTORES OR DRESSING never fails to quickly restore Grey or Fadsd Hair to its youthful colour and beauty, and with the first application a beautiful gloss and delightful fragrance is given to the Hair. It stops the Hair from falling off. It prevents baldness. It promotes luxuriant growth it causes rhe Hair to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It contains neither oil nor dye. In large Bottles—Price Six Shillings. Sold by Chemists and Perfumers. Depot, 26j, High Holborn, London—FOR CHILDREN'S HAIR—MRS. ALLEN'S ZYLOBALTAMUM far excels any pomade or hair oil and is a delightful Hair Dressing: it is a distinct and separate preparation from the Restorer, and its use not required with it. FLomLINE !-For the Teeth and Breath.-A few drops of the liquid" Floriline" sprinkled on a tooth-brush produces a pleasant lather, which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly whiteness and a delightful fragrance to the breath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. "The Fragrant Floriline," being composed in part of honey and sweet herbs, is deli- cious to the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Price 2s. 6d., of all Chemists and Perfumers. Wholesale depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road4 London. (440) WARNING! RECKITT'S PA-SIS BLUE. —The marked superiority of this Laundry Blue over all others, and the quick appreciation of its merits by the Public has been attended by the usual results, viz., a flood of imitations; the merit of the latter mainly consists in the ingenuity exerted, not simply in imitating the square shape but making the general appearance of the wrappers resemble that of the genuine article. The Manufacturers beg, therefore, to caution all buyers to see "Reckitt's Paris Blue' on ea.ch packet, [1.8a.}
RUABON. A PIECE OF WIRE IN A COW'S HEART.—A short time ago, a cow belonging to Mr. Thos. Hughes, Sycamore Farm, Ruabon, was seized with a complaint of a strange and unaccountable character. Mr. Roberts, veterinary surgeon, Bridge-street, Wrexham, was called in and gave it as his opinion that the cow had swallowed some sharp-pointed substance which had penetrated the heart, advising that the animal should be at once despatched and put out of its misery. This course, however, Mr. Hughes was unwilling to adopt, and called in the aid of two other persons, both of whom promised a cure. In about a fortnight afterwards the cow died, and a post-mortem examination revealed a piece of wire, about 3t inches long, sticking in the i cl animal's heart, thus proving Mr. Roberts's surmise to have been literally correct. AMATEUR ENTERTAINMENT. — On Wednesday evening week an amateur entertainment in aid of the Working Men's Literary Institute was held in Miss Williams Wynn's School, Wynnstay, by the kind permission of the President, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P. An excellent programme was admirably carried out by the amateurs. There was a large and distinguished audience. Is THE USE OF TOBACCO INJURIOUS?—This was the subject of a discussion at the Mutual Im- provement and Debating Class last week. The meeting was under the presidency of the Rev. John liees, curate of Ruabon. An essay was read by Mr. Ralph Darlington in the positive, followed by one in the negative by Mr. H. Smith. A lengthy and sustained debate ensued. Finally, on the votes being taken, matters were equalised, the same number of votes being given both pro and con. At the close of the discussion a hearty vote of thanks was given to the hon. secretary, Mr. Georgo Saint, jun.. (who had resigned the office,) on the motion of Mr. Middleton, seconded by Mr. D. Davies. Mr. Saint has been most assiduous in the exercise of his duties. It was proposed by Mr. II. Lewis, and seconded by the Rev. J. S. Raymond, that Mr. Ralph Darlington be appointed hon. sec. for the ensuing season. This was carried. THE FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.—Mr. Thelwall, the county coroner, on Monday, resumed the inquiry into the deaths of six men who were killed by a boiler explosion at the New British Iron Works, on the 20th ult. Mr. T. B. Acton, of Wrexham, watched the case on behalf of the company, and Mr. Cartwright on behalf of the engineer, Mr. Powell. A plan of the works having been put in, Robert Foulkes, the man in charge of the boilers during the night preceding the explosion, said he remembered the inspector inspecting the boilers. The inspector did not examine the interior of the boilers. The boilers had been blown out on the Monday before the explosion, and were examined by the engineer of the company. He put the boilers in order again, considering them to be safe. He remembered a plate being put on the firing boiler, about four months ago, under the feed pipe, at which time the boiler was examined by the makers.—John Jones, the engine driver, said he had charge of the eleven boilers, and had examined the two boilers that exploded a few minutes before the explosion. Those two boilers had plugs and not taps. It was true that some of the plates were thin. On the morning of the accident he examined the floats, safety valves, pressure guage, and feed pipe, and found them all right. Only two of the boilers were fired by hand. Shortly before the explosion, the men in the puddling furnaces had been getting up their heat, and the effect would be to send a great heat under the boilers. He, however, did not think that the consequent pressure was greater than the boilers would bear. The engineer had put the guage at 30lbs., and the engines were never worked above that. The steam hammer was at work that morning, but not at that moment. He stopped the engine about half a minute before the explpsion took place.-Robert Williams, boiler-maker, in the employ of the company, said that the boilers which exploded were three-eighths of an inch thick originally, but now the average was one-twenty-sixth. He gave evidence as to renewing one or two plates in the boilers. Three-eighths of an inch was the usual thickness for low-pressure boilers, as these were.—The inquest was adjourned to Monday next.
CEFN. SAD CASE OF HYDROPHOBIA.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Sarah Jones, grocer, High- street, Cefnmawr, from the effects of being bitten by her own dog about six weeks ago. The case has occasioned considerable excitement at the Cefn, where Mrs. Jones Was well known and respected. The facts, we believe, are as follow: —The dog was usually chained during the day- time and let loose in the kitchen during the night. About six weeks ago, when the servant girl got up, she found that the dog had bitten all to pieces the chips she had put by the fire for morning. The dog instantly flew at her. She got behind some furniture, took a chair up, and I screamed out, but she did not succeed in preventing the dog from biting her. Mrs. Jones came down, caught hold of the animal, and chained it up, when the dog bit her thumb. The dog broke its chain, flew at some fowls, and rushed over the wall away to the yard of Samuel Evans, smith at the Quarries, flew at his fowls, and bit him. The animal then ran towards the Aqueduct, on which he met a man (Richard Jones) and a boy coming from the Vron, and bit the latter. The man kicked the dog into the canal, where he, by reason of a heavy chain attached to his collar, soon sank. Samuel Evans has been ill and restless more from the fright than being bitten. The servant girl is, to ail appearances, quite well. Mrs. Jones was at a neighbour's house to tea on Tuesday, Nov. 30th. On Wednesday she was complaining of her arms being very painful as, she thought, from rheumatism. She was much worse on Thursday, and died on Saturday night, after great suffering. CONCERT. —On Monday evening a very success- ful concert was held in the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Mr. W. Davies, Cefn Kynaston, presiding. The performers were the Acrefair Glee Party, the Oswald Quartette Party, and Asaph Glan Dyfrdwy, Llew Myllin, Mr. E. Thomas, Cefn, Mr. H. M. Hughes, and Miss Ellis, Oswestry. The Acrefair Glee Party rendered the piece "Memory of the past" with great effect. The singing of the Oswald Quartette Party was very mlich admired, being both correct and soft. The duet given by Mr. H. M. Hughes, author of Ceinion Berwyn, and Miss Ellis was also greatly and deservedly admired. Of Asaph Glan Dyfrdwy we may say that he is a good second edition of Mynyddog. He gave "Miriam yn gwylio Moses very effectively. His voice is more powerful than was that of Mynyddog, but his enunciation is not quite so distinct.
THE BLOOD, BRAIN, NERVES, LIVER, LUNGS, AND SKIN restored by Du BARRY'S DELICIOUS FOOD, which cures,without medicine or expense, consumption, costiveness, cough, asthma, bronchitis, indigestion (dyspepsia), habitual constipation, acidity, phlegm, diarrhoea, dysentery, liver complaints, flatulency, di-tension, haemorrhoids, nervousness, biliousness, fevers, sore throats, catarrhs, colds, rheumatism, gout, eruptions,corruption andpoverty of :he blood,hysteria, neuralgia, irritability, sleeplessness,low spirits,spleen, palpitation, heartburn, headache, debility, nausea and vomiting after eating, even in pregnancy or at sea, sinking fits, exhaustion, epilepsy, paralysis, atrophy, wasting diseases, feverish breath. 31 years' invariable success with adults and delicate children. 100,000 cures of cases considered hopeless. Four times as nour;shing and sustaining as meat, it saves fifty times its cost in drugs. It contains all the gluten and phosphates, and the nitrogenous elements necessary for the building up of the human frame in a sound and heal,hy condition. Purifying and renewing the blood of adults as well as children, its universal adoption as the most sustaining and cheapest of diets will, in a few generations, develop a race free from all the imperfections we now witness in endless variety, and in the enjoyment of healthy organs, beauty of frame and power of intellect. Experience of Dr. B. E. Routh, physician to the Samaritan Hospital for Women and Children, London, after analysing sixteen other kinds of FoodAmong the vegetable substances, Du Barry's Food is the best. Rich in phosphoric acid, chloride of potassium, and caseine (the elements of blood, brain, bone, and muscle), it has cured many women and children afflicted with atrophy and marked debility. The absence of the above elements in bread and pap a.nd other farinaceous food is the great cause of the fearful mortality of infants-31 per 100 in their first year.-B. F. ROUTH." In wasting diseases it is preferable to Cod Liver Oil. We quote a few of the CuresCure No. 94,618— Dedham, March 9fch, 1880. With gratitude I testify to the great efficacy of Du BARRY'S FOOD in restoring and sustaining health, having taken it for nervousness and weakness. (Mrs.) E. Gretton." Cure No. 98,418 Consumption. Du Barry's Food has, through a kind Providence, been the means of preserving to me the life of a dear wife, who was fast sinking into the grave in the last stages of consumption, not being expected to live from one minute to another, when, a fortnight ago, I was induced to try your Food, which has already worked a change for the better. I assure you I know not how to express my gratitude. Thos. Chorley, Holyvell, North Wales, March 5th, 1869." Cure No. 89,915 of twenty years' fearful debility.- '"Avignon, April 18th, 1876. Du Barry's Food has perfectly cured me of twenty year" dyspepsia, oppression, and debility, which prevented my dressing or undressing myself, or making even the slightest effort. I am now, at the age of 61, perfectly restored to health and strengbh. (Mine.) BORELL., nee CAILBONETTI." Similar testimonials from Lord Stuart de Decies, Dr. Ure, Dr. Dede, the Marchioness of Brehan, Field-Marshall the Duke of Pluskow, Dr. A. Ure, Dr. Shore.aud, Dr. Wurzsr, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Harvey, Dr. Ingram Dr. Livingstone and Mr. Henry M. Stanley, the African travellers, Bev. Charles Tuson, Monmouth, the Dowager Duchess of Castlestuart, &c. Du BARRY'S FOOD sells: In tins of Jib. at 2s.; lib., 3s. 6d.; 21b.,6s.; Sib., lis. 121b., 32s.; 24lb., 60s.; costing about 2d. per meal, The BEVALENTA CHOCOLATE POWDER, in tins for 12 cups, 2s.; for 48 cups, 6s.; for 586 cups, 65s. Also Du BARBV'S ANTI- DIABETIC BISCUIT,3, four times more nourishing than beef, and handy at all times, at home or travelling, in tins lib., 3s. 6d.; 21b., 6s.; 121b., 32s. Also Du BARRY'S BISCUIT POWDER in tins, 2s., 3s. 61., and 6s.; requires no boiling. The 60s. tins are sent free of carriage in England on receipt of Post Office Order. Beware of spurious and worthless substitutes un- scrupulously offered to the unwary as "identical or superior," and avoid traders who attempt such frauds, recollecting whoever cheats in one article deserves confidence in no other. Du BARRY AND Co., LIMITED, No. 77, Regent- street, London, W., and through all Grocers and Chemists in the world. FOR THE PRESENT SEASON.—ROYAL DEVONSHIRE SERGE.—Is the best, the cheapest, the most fashion- able and the Most durable of any article woven. The Queen, says it has no rival either in appearance or utility. It is made of selected and elastic staple wools produced in the latest fashionable colours and mix- tures. Prices for ladies' wear, Is. 6^d-> Is. [ 3,1. and 2s. 9d. per yard. Extra milled and strengthened for gentlemen's suits and boys' hard wear (new patterns), from 2s. lid. per yard, 54 inches in width. The Factors cut any length, and pay carriage on all parcel into London, Dublin, Belfast, Cork or Glasgow. In writing for patterns, which are sent post free, state whether for ladies'or gentlemen's wear. Address—Spearman and Spearman, Royal Devonshire Serge Factory, Plymouth. Special attention is called to the fact that his firm is devoted exclusively to the production of pure wool materials for ladies' and gentlemen's wear. Serges sold as used by her Majesty's Gove nment. Mr. Johnson in his Chemistry of Common Life pointed out that Cocoa had long rea lied the consumer with too much of its own fat, or loaded with a variety of farinaceous substances, producing a soup rather than a beverage. The Cocoa bean affords admirable nutritive flesh-forming qualities, and staying power. In Cadoury's Cocoa Essence these are retained and concentrated, providing an exhilarating infusion, not a. starchy soup," Warnings to Eouseholders,
MR. SPURGEON'S PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS. On. Friday evening a meeting' was held in the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, London, in aid of the Pastor's College connected with that place of worship. It had been announced that in consequence of the weekly offerings in support of the College having during the year bean somewhat smaller than usual, Mr. Spurgeon would deliver an address in which he would relate some of the incidents of his early life, and that a charge would be made for admission, which would go to swell the funds of the college. Notwithstanding the charge, there was a very numerous attendance, there being several thousand persons present.-Several of the former and present students having spoken, Mr. Spurgeon, whose address was delivered in fragments during intervals which occurred during the singing of various hymns by the Evangelistic choir, referred first to his early life with his grandfather, who was a preacher, and who was in the habit of giving peppermints to children, and who once gave him half a pound at one time. He had ten children, and his principal income was derived from farming about 28 acres of land belonging to the chapel. Once when he was driving a cow into the stable yard it took staggers and died, to the great grief of his grandmother, but his grandfather said God could send them another cow, and the same day a letter came with £ 20, sent by several gentlemen, who having a charitable fund to dispense, and finding that there was something over, had made it up to &20 and sent it him. When he became pastor of a Baptist chapel at sixteen years of age the people could do very little for his support, and therefore he was an usher in a school at Cambridge at the same time. After a time he was obliged to give up the latter occupation, and was thrown on the generosity of the people, and they gave him a salary of £4;"5 a year, but as he had to pay for two rooms which he occupied, 12s. a week, the salary was not enough but the people, though they had not money, had produce, and he did not think there was a pig killed by any one of the congregation that he had not some portion of, and one or other of them would bring him bread, so that he had enough bread and meat to pay his rent with. There was an old man in that place who was a great miser, and it was said of him that he never gave anything to anybody, but one afternoon he gave him three half-crowns, and as he was wanting a new hat at the time he got it with the money. The following Sunday the old man came to him again, and asked him to pray for him that he might be saved from the sin of covetousness, and he said, The Lord told me to give you half-a-sovereign, and I kept half-a-crown back, and I can't rest of a night for thinking of it." In the early part of his ministry he was rather popular, and he was often asked to take part in anniversary services. On one occasion he was asked to preach in a neighbouring village, and when he called on Mr. Brown, the pastor, on the Sunday morning, Mr. Brown said to him, I did not know you were such a boy, or I would not have asked you to preach for me." Well," he said, I can go back." But," said Mr. Brown, the people have come from all parts in all kinds of vehicles;" and then he put his hands under his coattails and asked what the world was coming to when boys who had not got rid of the taste of their mothers' milk went about preaching. However, he did preach, and Mr. Brown planted himself on the pulpit stairs. He read a lesson from the Proverbs, and coming to the passage, Grey hairs are a crown of glory to a man," he said he doubted that, for he knew a man who had a grey head and who could hardly be civil. But the passage went on to say, if it be found in the way of righteousness," and that he said was a different thing. When he came down from the pulpit Mr. Brown said to him, Bless your heart, I have been thirty years a minister, and I was never better pleased with a sermon but you are the sauciest dog that ever barked in a pulpit," and they were always good friends afterwards. Mr. Spurgeon then went on to relate a number of other stories relating to other ministers, including Merle- d'Aubigne, the author of the" History of the Reformation the Claytons, of York-street Chapel, Walworth Mr. Jay, of Bath Mr. John Howard Hinton; Mr. Brock, formerly of Bloomsbury Chapel, and others, giving imitations of the style of some which incited roars of laughter among the audience. On one occasion he was dining at a gentleman's in Regent's Park, when the Orphanage was in course of erection. A thousand pounds was wanted to pay the builder the next morning. He did not know where it was to come from, but he said he had prayed for it and had confidence that he should get it; but Mr. Brock said he thought they ought to speak with caution about such matters. During the dinner, however, a telegram was handed to him, stating that a gentleman had called at the Tabernacle and left £ 1,000 for the Orphanage. With this anecdote Mr. Spurgeon closed his address, and the choir having sung the hymn commencing In some way or other the Lord will provide," the proceedings were closed with prayer.
JUDGES' CIRCUIT.—Mr. Justice Watkin Williams and a Commissioner will take the Oxford Circuit, Mr. Justice Fry the North Wales Circuit, and Mr. Justice Stephen South Wales. THREATENING A SHROPSHIRE LAND AGENT.—A week or two since Mr. Ashdown, of Uppington, agent to the Cleveland estate, received a saddle of mutton, impregnated with strychnine, which had been sent from Gobowen station. A reward of 100 guineas was offered for the detection of the sender, but without avail. Mr. Ashdown has since received a letter, which bears the Birmingham postmark. The letter is headed- Ohio, North America," with the date, Nov. 30, and, after commencing "Dear Sam," the writer goes on to say—" The party who sent the mutton was very sorry to find it had not had the desired effect, and thought that there was not a worse- meaning man in the county of Salop, for he had been the means of ruining very many industrious, hard-working men and their families. If he was in Ireland he would have had his brains blown out before now. He is, then, with his son, advised to be on his guard," and the writer continues—"Now, for the short time you will have in this world, try and do your duty between landlords and tenants, and assist those you have injured and ruined. Don't be out late at night, for no man has no more enemies than Sam Ashdown." The signature at the bottom is "Jf0Ur ^ro^ler Jonathan." A reward of £ 50 is offered for the discovery of the writer of the letter. THE PlIILOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND SPELLING KEFORM.—A. meeting of the above society was held on Friday, Nov. 14th, at Bath, Prince Louis f uien who is an honorary member O' e s°ciety, attended the meeting, and presented w-1?' aS an ^n^eresting example of early printed Welsh, a short catechism of religious doctrine, entitled "Athravaeth Gristnogawl." It was originally printed at Milan in 1568, and has just been reproduced in facsimile from the unique copy HI the Frince's possession for the Cymrodorion Society. It was translated or compiled by Morys Clynoc, the first rector of the English College in Lome, and edited by Griffith Roberts in the year following the publication of the first part of his celebrated grammar.
VALUABLE Discovrizy IOOR TLEPI, HAIR !-If your hair is turning grey or white, or falling off, use The Mexican Hair Renewcr," for it will positively restore %n every case Grey or White hair to its original colour, without leaving the disagreeable smell oc most Restorers." It makes the hair charmingly beami. ful, as well as promoting the growth of the hair on bald spots, where the glands are not decayed. Ask your Chemist for THE MEXICAN HAI« RENEWER," sold by Chemists and Perfumers everywhere. at 3s. 6d. per bottle. Wholesale depot removed to 33, fcarrmgdon Road, London. (440) HOLLO WAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT.—Glad Tidings, some constitutions have a tendency to rheumatism, and are throughout the year borne down by its protracted tortures. Let suoh sufferers bathe the affected parts with warm brine, and afterwards rub in this soothing Ointment. They will fined it the best means of^ lessening their agony, and, assisted by Holloway a Pills, the surest way of overcoming their disease. more need not be said than to request a few trial of this safe and so Jthing treatment, by which the disease will ultimately be completely swept away. Pains that would make a giant shudder are assuaged without difficulty by Holloway's easy and inexpensive remedies, which comfort by moderating the throbbing vessels and calming the excited nerves.
HOME & FOREIGN CHIT-CHAT. An improvement is reported in the health of the Duchess of Westminster. On Saturday a student at Eton named Burne broke his leg whilst playing at football. The subscriptions promised to the Liverpool University Fund now amount to nearly £ 100,000. The Bishop of St. Asaph has presented the Rev. W. LI. Nicholas, M.A., senior curate of Rhyl, to the vicarage of Flint. The Great Eastern Railway Company is about to introduce the electric light on board at least one of its continental steamers The Wrexham Town Council decided at their meeting last week to proceed at once to carry out their new street scheme. The American Architect suggests that Temple Bar might possibly be obtained and rebuilt in the Central Park, New York Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., M.P., was present at the meeting of the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society, held in London, last week. A military commission is sitting in Berlin debating the propriety of supplying the army with a repeating- rifle instead of its present breachloader. The Royal Court of Jersey has refused to register the English Burials Act so as to give it force in the island. The subject has been referred to the State Assembly. It is estimated that the cost of the Chester Election Commission will be at least £ 6.000,which will require a tenpenny rate to be levied upon the inhabitants of that city. The Right Hon. Sir James W. Colville, premier Lord of Appeal of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, died very suddenly at his residence, 8, Rutland Gate, London, on Sunday. The officers of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards have placed a brass cross in Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, in memory of the late Lieut. Watkin W. Wynn, who was drowned while canoeing. The men employed at the Welsh granite quarries in South Carnarvonshire struck on Friday against the appointment of an Englishman as foreman. Six hundred men are thus thrown out of work. Mr. H. J. Ellis-Nanney, in his valedictory address to the electors of Carnarvonshire, states that he received promises of support from 3,245 voters, while the number of votes recorded for him was only 2,151 In the year ending the 31st of March last stamp duty was paid on 16,627,131 packages of patent medicine, amounting to £ 135,366 3s.; in the pre- ceding year the number was 16,727,669, and duty £ 132,385 19s. 41-d. Mr. Gladstone, acknowledging the receipt of a telegram announcing Mr. Ilathbone's return for Carnarvonshire, says the result does honour to the constituency, and he feels confident that the electors will not be disappointed in the excellent member of Parliament they have chosen. Bristol is scandalised by the elopement, which was discovered on Saturday, Qf the wife of the leading merchant of the city, from her home in one of the i finest houses in Clifton, with a junior clerk in one of the public offices of Bristol. The lady leaves a couple of young children behind her. The Local Government Board have informed the Dolgelley Board of Guardians that next year they will not allow the re-payment of half the salaries of the medical officers. The Local Government Board have long been dissatisfied with the way in which the union is divided into five districts, and with the medical arrangements. There is a man in Virginia seventy years old, who has had a strange matrimonial experience. His first wife was a widow with one daughter when he married her. When she died her daughter was a widowed mother, and Hongland married her. Ten years ago she died, and after waiting' five years Hongland married her daughter. The conflict of magisterial opinion on the Dee fishery question, says a contemporary, amply justi- fies the course which Mr. Cartwright insisted upon at Llangollen, where a defendant charged with fishing in the river was convicted, and again at Ruabon, where he was discharged. The point ought to be decided by the Superior Courts, and it will be felt to be an injustice to prosecute poor fishermen until the courts above have pronounced judgment. A Sketch Club has been formed in the village of Trefriw, which meets at the Geirionydd Hotel every Thursday evening, and the attendance of both professionals and amateurs is satisfactory, while the work done is gratifying. On a sketching evening Mr. W. D. Barker (the president) gives out, im- promptu, the subject to be painted, thus giving the members a fine opportunity both in exercising skill as draughtsmen and colourists. The secretary is Mr. J. Johnson. At the half-yearly meeting of theChurchAssociation for the rural deaneries of St. Asaph, Denbigh, and Dyffryn Clwyd, on Friday, a discussion ensued upon the reply of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to the memorial as to the special need of help in Wales in consequence of the bilingual difficulty and the great extent of the parishes, during which the Rev. T. Brown, Bodfari, said he saw no chance for the Church in Wales whilst the Commissioners took large sums in tithe and refused the help necessary for securing a service for the English residents. He charged the Commissioners with mismanagement of the funds. A wish was expressed by Lord Trevor at Llan- gollen Petty Sessions, that the police would more frequently search suspected poachers on the roads. We venture to suggest to his lordship, says the Oswestry Advertiser, that in the interests of game- preserving this would be bad policy. The Act which allows searching on the highway is not the sort of legislation that Englishmen love. They think, rightly or wrongly, that the liberty of the subject is more precious than the life of a pheasant, and that it is better for a dozen poachers to escape than for an innocent man to be subjected to undeserved indignity. Too much zeal would bring about the repeal of the Act.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS !—Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pa-ui of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of Mrs. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer inimediat jly. It is perfectly harmless and pleasant to ta-te,it produces natural, quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes a,s bright, as a button.' it soothes ths child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething" or other causes. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing, Syrup is sold by Medicine dealers everywhere at Is. l^d. per bottle. (440) "THE DOME" differs from the ordinary kinds in the following important points :—It is manufactured only from selected materials of the BEST QUALITY, and being prepared by a special process it not only POLISHES MOltE QUICKLY than other blackleads, but also adheres at once to the stove or grate, thereby AVOIDING INJURV TO TIIS FGENITUKE from dust. Gold, Silver, & Bronze International medals awarded for excellence of quality and cleanliness in use. Sold by Grocers and Oilmen everywhere, in 6d. and Is. boxes, and in penny Domes and in half-penny "Domes." E. JAMES AND SONS, sole makers, Plymouth. (158b) THE LONDON (ENGLAND) "BRITISH MAIL says —" We are in receipt of the Illustrated Piano and Organ Advertiser of Mr. Daniel F-Bsatty, of Washing- ton, New Jersey, United States of America, and can- not but express a most favourable opinion of the j instruments therein described. From a personal examination of the instruments in question, we can heartily endorse the testimonials we have read, and the exceedingly low prices at which they are offered in the supplement, and can confidently recommend the public to all transactions they may undertake to have with the honest, upright, high-minded and enterprising manufacturer." (1010)
[CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] LLANGOLLEN- ADVERTISER OFFICE, Thursday Evening. Bank rate, three per ccnt. Consols, one-sixteenth lower. Prince Leoningen arrived at Qaeenboro this morning, and left for London. Mr. John Bright, M.P., will go to Gareloch Dumbartonshire, towards the end of the month. A Dungannon correspondent telegraphs that Graham, alias Gremley, was arrested late last night for murdering Mullholland, the bailiff. The Solicitor-General continued his argument in the Court of Queen's Bench this morning, for Lord Penzance's court intimated that they were with him on the matter of canons and prelimi- naries to becoming official principal.
LOCAL MARKETS. JULANGOLLEN, SATURDA Y.-The quotations were as follow:- s. d. s. d White wheat (per 751b.) 6 6 to 7 3 Red wheat 6 3 to 7 0 Malting barley 5 3 to 5 6 Grinding do. 4 6 to 5 0 Oats (per 701b.) 3 3 to 40 Beef (per lb.) 0 7 to 010 Veal ditto 0 7 to 010 Mutton ditto 0 7 to 09 Lamb (per lb.) 0 8 to 010 Ba.bbits(ea,oh) 1 2 to 1 3 Fowls (per couple) 3 0 to 3 6 Ducks ditto 4 0 to 4 6 Turkeys ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Soles (per lb.) 1 4 to 1 6 Cods ditto 0 0 to 0 8 Plaice ditto 0 5 to 0 0 Salmon ditto 0 0 to 00 Trout ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Mackerel (each) 0 0 to 0 0 New Potatoes (per lb.) 0 0 to 0 0 Potatoes (per measure). 3 0 to 3 6 Gooseberries (per quart) 0 0 t) 0 0 Strawberries ditto 0 0 to 0 0 Cherries ditto 0 0 to 00 Onions (per lb.) 0 0 to u2 Butter (per lb.) 1 4 to 1 5 Eggs 10 11 for 1 0
LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. The wheat trade to-day was exceedingly quiet, and only a small business was done, at Id. per cental under the rates of Friday. Flour quiet, but not quotably lower. Beans and peas quiet at about late rates. Indian corn slow, and rather cheaper, at 5s, 9d. to 5s. 9jd. per cental.
OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat. 6s. 6d. to 7s. Od.: red wheat, 6s. 3d. to 7s. Od.; barley, 5s. 3d. to 5s. 6d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. Od.; potatoes, Is. Oi. to Is. 3d. per score; butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 5d. per lb.; eggs, 6 to 8 for a shilling fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per couple; ducks, 5s. 6d to 6s. 6d. per couple.
WREXHAM, THURSDAY.—Wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. 3d. per 75 lbs.; barley 5s. 3d. 5s. 6d.; oats, 3s. 3d. to 4s. 0d.; butter Is. 4d. to Is. 5d. per 16 oz.; eggs, 0 to 8 for a shilling; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. OJ. to 5s. Od.; potatoes, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per 1201bs.
SHREWSBURY, TUESDAY.—White wheat per 75 lbs., 6s. 10d.to7s.4d.; red wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s. Oi. oats, per 225 lbs., 22s. Od. to 25s. OJ.; beans, per 235 lbs., 21s. Od. to 25s. 0d.; malt, per imperial bushel, Os. 01. to 9s. Od.
NEWTOWN, TUESDAY—Wheat, Os. Od. to 0s. 0d. per 75 lbs.; barley, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; oats, 00s. to OOs. Od.; eggs, 12 to 14 for a shilling; butter Is. 41. to Is. 6d. per lb.; fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple ducks, 4s. 5d. to 5s. oa. per couple; geese, Os. Od. to Os. Od. each; potatoes, 18 lbs. for Is.; beef, 8d. to 9d. per lb.; mutton, 9d. to 101.; veal, 8d. to9d.; lamb, 9d. to 10d.; pork, Sd. to 8td. 2
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, 6- DEATHS. BIRTHS. Dec. 4th, the wife of Capt. S. Toye, Brouheulog, Llangollen, of a son. Nov. 21st, the wife of Mr. Harris, Castle-street, Llangollen, of a son. MARRIAGES. Dec. 7th, at Rehoboth Chapel, Llangollen, by the Rev. D. Williams, Mr. Moses Humphreys, joiner, Cross-lane, to Miss Mary Jones, of Siamber Wen, both of Llangollen. Nov. 26th, at the New Tabernacle, Holyhead, Mr. Thomas Roberts to Miss Emma Ellen Williams, both of Church-lane, Holyhead. Nov. 27th, at the Independent Chapel, Llandudno, by th" Rev. R. Parry (Gwalchmai), Mr. W. Wilson to Miss G. H. Foulkes, both of Watkin-street, Coaway. DEATHS. Dec. 3rd, aged 50 years, Jane Morris, Llidiart Annie, Llantysilio. Sept. 23rd, aged 51 years, Hugh Hughes, at Cromwell Hospital, Macetown, Otago, New Zealand, late of Tyddyn Wiskin, near Carnarvon. Dec. 2nd, aged 77 years, Mrs. Jane Hughes, Eglwyseg Mill, near Llangollen. Deceased was a. mother to Mrs. Griffiths, Chapel-street, Llangollen. Nov. 30uh, aged 77 years, at Ty-canol, Bachau, Llangollen, Anne, relict of Mr. John Jones, shoemaker, Glan'rafon. Nov. 28th, at Plas-ucha, Dolgelley, Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Morris Jones. Dec. 7th, aged 77, Mr. Robert Roberts, Cwm-bach, Llanarmon.